The sculptor and luthier Freeman Vines instruments are composed of found material and arranged to illuminate the spirit of each object. Among Vines’ most arresting works are a series of guitars carved from the wood of a hanging tree, wood that once bore an instrumental purpose in the reign of white racial violence.
How We Helped:
During Music Maker’s first visit with Freeman he was given an emergency grant to help with his diabetes medicine and food. Freeman is also on our sustenance program and receives a monthly check and was granted a Fender amp to test the sound of the guitars he makes.